I love pizza!! In fact, one of my favorite meals on this diet is Pita Bread Pizza because it's quick and easy BUT the crust is just pita bread. Not a big deal when I'm in a hurry and need to get my pizza fix or when I need a quick meal for the kids. But, when I'm truly wanting a pizza, the Pita Bread pizza doesn't cut it. Normally what I do is order a pizza from one of the local pizza joints and ask for a vegetarian pizza with no cheese. The problem is, I know their crust probably contains oil and enriched flours. So I decided to find a recipe I could modify to make a good pizza crust but it had to meet the criterion of my plant-based diet. The recipe that follows is quick, easy and there isn't much time waiting for dough to rise. Feel free to experiment with the flour of your choice in this recipe.
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1 tsp. white sugar
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 cups of flour (whole wheat, spelt, oat, etc.)
2 Tbsp. applesauce (this is as an oil replacement)
1 tsp. salt
On a completely separate note, I just got this latest information in my email from the PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine). The article is title, "Avoiding Cow’s Milk May Cut Risk of Type 1 Diabetes". New research suggests that children NOT exposed to cows milk in their infancy have less risk of developing type 1 diabetes. Interesting stuff, for the rest of the article go here. This is not the only research discouraging cows milk for infants or children (or adults for that matter). Read, "The China Study" and the book does a wonderful job of linking many of our diseases today to animal protein and more specifically, cows milk. I guess milk DOESN'T do a body good!!
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Hello, my name is Todd Coston. This site is a dedicated to my journey on a plant based diet. I'm passionate about the benefits of this diet and share my thoughts, resources and recipes through this site. I would love to hear from you, so drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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